Ben Connolly in the Paris Commune

Ben Connolly in the Paris Commune

by Kenneth C. Crowe
     
 

The protagonist, Ben Connolly, is a Civil War veteran from the slums of New York, with the rather modest aspiration of being hired as a staff reporter for the New York Vision. Because of his demonstrated initiative and speaking a very few words of French, he is made a war correspondent on the whim of the Vision's publisher who sends him to France to cover the bloody…  See more details below

Overview

The protagonist, Ben Connolly, is a Civil War veteran from the slums of New York, with the rather modest aspiration of being hired as a staff reporter for the New York Vision. Because of his demonstrated initiative and speaking a very few words of French, he is made a war correspondent on the whim of the Vision's publisher who sends him to France to cover the bloody uprising by the Paris Reds and working class against the French central government. In Paris, Ben is almost killed several times, falls in love with an American artist, becomes a fast friend of General Jaroslaw Dombrowski, and writes notable stories. He emerges with an expansive ambition to become a famous writer instead of an obscure journalist.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781479270583
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/06/2012
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

Ken Crowe lives in Melville on Long Island where he writes, reads, watches films, cooks, bakes, and exercises.
He was born in Manhattan, grew up in Woodside, Queens, graduated from Fordham Prep and Fordham College, served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army, and was a reporter on the Second Army Sentinel, the Endicott Daily Bulletin, the Syracuse Herald-Journal, Newsday, and New York Newsday.
His novels include THE JYNX, THE DREAM DANCER, OOOEELIE, THE HERO, THE TRUCKERS, THE ABSCONDER, and the forthcoming BEN CONNOLLY in the PARIS COMMUNE.
In addition, he is the author of two nonfiction books: COLLISION/How the Rank and File Took Back the Teamsters and AMERICA FOR SALE/An alarming look at foreign money is buying our country

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